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Re: [techs] EXTENDED Techniques Teleconference 17 November 2004

From: James Craig <wai-wg@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 11:57:17 -0600
Message-Id: <9DEBB17E-3B1D-11D9-AA16-0030658DC2A8@cookiecrook.com>
Cc: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

James Craig wrote:

>> Better yet, the return value should be determined by the pop-up
>> function, so that certain pop-up blockers don't deny access.

To which Jim Ley replied:

> NO!  the first is clearly the correct method, you must not return
> false from the onclick handler unless you know the window has
> successfully been opened, there is no way to know this, it cannot be
> determined by the pop-up function.

Sure it can. By assigning the window.open() return value to a variable, 
the script has a reference to the new window object. The pop-up 
function can then check to see if the new window exists before sending 
its return value to the calling link.

There is a working version here.

Along with a commented script file:

And more explanation of the problem and solution:

James Craig

PS. Can we just completely remove the 'target' attribute from that 
Techniques example (2.1)? Isn't it invalid XHTML 1.1 and 1.0 Strict?

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